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“He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well,” she said. “Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything.”
“The only thing that’s going to get this man’s attention is incarceration,” the prosecutor said.
Mayweather stood still in a striped olive vest and showed no reaction when the judge imposed the sentence and told him he must report to the Clark County jail on Jan. 6.
Mayweather’s lawyer, Karen Winckler, said she may appeal what she called an unusual sentence.
Mayweather would likely serve most of the 90-day sentence, but could serve several weeks less if he gets credit for good behavior, said Officer Bill Cassell, a Las Vegas police spokesman.
Mayweather and his manager, Leonard Ellerbe, declined comment outside the courtroom.
Winckler had argued that the public would benefit more if Mayweather performs 100 hours of community service with children.
The judge said she was swayed by Mayweather’s admission that he hit Josie Harris and twisted her arm, and that two of their children, ages 9 and 10, witnessed the attack.
Saragosa noted that police reported Mayweather threatened to kill or make Harris “disappear,” and that their 10-year-old son ran from the house and jumped a back gate to fetch security. Mayweather had taken cellphones belonging to Harris and the two boys, she said.
“Punishment is appropriate,” Saragosa said. “No matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions when they escalate to this level of violence.”
Mayweather also has agreed to plead no contest next week to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an incident involving a security guard in November 2010, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.